Aileen Meagher, photo used in The Halifax Mail, 2 July 1932
|Full name||Aileen Aletha Meagher|
November 26, 1910|
Halifax, Nova Scotia
|Died||August 2, 1987(aged 76)|
|Sport||4 × 400m Relay|
|Achievements and titles|
In 1936 she was a member of the Canadian relay team which won the bronze medal in the 4×100 metres event with her team mates Dorothy Brookshaw, Mildred Dolson and Hilda Cameron. In the 100 metre competition Meagher was eliminated in the semi-finals.
At the 1934 Empire Games she won the gold medal with the Canadian team in the 220-110-220-110 yards relay contest and the silver medal in the 110-220-110 yards relay competition. In the 220 yards event she won the silver medal. Four years later she was part of the Canadian team she won the silver medal in the 110-220-110 yards relay competition and the bronze medal in the 220-110-220-110 yards relay event. In the 220 yards competition she finished fourth.
In 1935, she was awarded the Velma Springstead Trophy, presented annually to Canada's outstanding female athlete. In 1965, she was inducted into the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame. She is also a member of the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame.
- "Aileen Meagher". The Globe and Mail. 1987-08-04.
- Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame profile
- Aileen Meagher: Olympic Medallist and Canada's Flying Schoolmarm at Nova Scotia Archives & Records Management
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